image captionEd Sheeran used house paints to create the colourful abstract Dab 2 2020
Ed Sheeran has put one of his artworks on sale for the first time as part of a charity auction.
The 29-year-old used house paints to create Dab 2 2020 – so called as it is the second painting he has given to his dad John, whom he calls Dab.
It is the first time one of the Suffolk singer’s paintings has been made available for sale.
The colourful abstract is part of the Ed Sheeran: Made In Suffolk Legacy Auction.
The auction was organised with help from his parents to support youngsters in his home county, including redeveloping a playground in Ipswich.
image captionJohn Sheeran said the Dab 2 2020 painting was “like a visual equivalent of one of his upbeat songs”
Sheeran previously said he painted a canvas a day for 30 days.
“I bought house paint and just layered it up by flicking it. I just do my art and I love doing it,” he said.
His father described Dab 2 2020 as “energetic” and said it was “like a visual equivalent of one of his upbeat songs”.
image captionEd Sheeran started performing publicly in 2005, aged 14, with his first gig taking place in his hometown of Framlingham…
image caption… and 14 years later, Sheeran played four nights at Chantry Park in Ipswich in front of 160,000 fans
image captionA ticket to his first gig in his hometown of Framlingham, with a £3 entry price, is among the auction lots
The online auction runs until 8 November.
Fans can also bid for handwritten lyrics to his song Perfect, his childhood Lego and a £3 ticket to his first ever gig at Framlingham’s Royal British Legion club.
David Beckham, Kylie Minogue and Usain Bolt also donated items.
image captionFans can also bid on handwritten lyrics to his hit song Perfect
image captionAs well as Lego from his childhood
image captionItems from stars including David Beckham have been donated to the charity auction
Proceeds will help charity GeeWizz to redevelop a playground for children with special educational needs and disabilities at the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy in Ipswich, estimated to cost up to £300,000.
Funds will also benefit the town’s St Elizabeth Hospice, which aims to help teenagers and young adults with incurable illnesses live their lives to the full.
image captionAuction proceeds will support children and young adults in Sheeran’s home county of Suffolk